List Your Personal Big Wins to Stay Motivated

Staying motivated is tricky, but it helps you remember your accomplishments, especially big ones, long after you’ve completed them. Keep a list of these “big wins” to stay focused and help you move on to the next one you can add to your list.

Rochelle Brin of The Financial Diet gives an example of how you can turn interests into concrete victories that you want to achieve.

I studied Japanese for eight years and wrote in my spare time for over ten years. These are two of my classes. Two of my greatest accomplishments are: 1) using my knowledge of Japan to plan a hugely important work event and thus using less of my workplace budget than other similar events of the period, and 2) getting a paid writing speech for host of a blog about Japanese culture and language.

It is not necessary to combine the two activities, as Rochelle did. If you only have one skill or interest that you want to be very successful for, try coming up with two or three big wins, or even one big win and a few smaller wins, to keep you motivated. You also don’t have to associate your big wins with work, setting wins for your hobbies also keeps you from feeling stuck there. The point is to set achievable, actionable goals that will motivate you.

The 3-Point List That Unlocked My True Productivity | Financial diet


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